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    Roosevelt Island, New York City – Video tour of a two bedroom roommate share apartment
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    Roosevelt Island, New York City – Video tour of a two bedroom roommate share apartment

    October 24, 2019

    Hello and welcome to another New York Habitat room for rent video tour. Today we will be taking you to a beautiful furnished apartment located on Main Street on Roosevelt Island. A truly unique and historic area in New York. This fully furnished room for rent is in a 2 bedroom apartment located at the top of a 12-story luxury mid-rise building. When you enter the apartment you will find yourself in a hallway which leads to the living room. The living room is fully furnished with sofas, chairs, a coffee table, a dinner table and a TV. There are two large windows that have a beautiful view of the East River. Next to the living room you will find the kitchen. The kitchen is fully equipped with a a dishwasher, refrigerator, stove, oven, microwave and of course dishware and utensils for cooking. Our next stop is the bedroom. This room for rent is furnished with a double-sized sofa bed, 2 end tables, a chair, 2 dressers and a large desk where you can comfortably surf the web using the wireless internet connection provided. The room has its own private bathroom with a bathtub and shower. The building has a 24-hour doorman. It also features an Olympic sized swimming pool, fitness room, sauna and laundry. Now that we have checked out the apartment let’s go out and explore the island. Roosevelt Island is a narrow strip of land which lies between Manhattan and Queens in the East River. The island has a rich architectural history with many significant buildings, parks and restaurants. When you visit make sure to ride the Roosevelt Island Tramway. This is one of the biggest attractions on the island. The tramway spans the East River and connects to Midtown, Manhattan. The two cabins make a run in 15-minute increments. It runs from 6am to 2:30am on weekdays and 6am to 3:30am on the weekends. Be sure and check out our website at where you will find more rooms to rent all over Manhattan, Brooklyn and Queens. It’s one of the most economical ways to live in New York. Well that’s a wrap of our video tour of this room to rent in a fully furnished apartment on Roosevelt Island. Thank you for watching and we hope to see you soon in the Big Apple!

    Peek Inside New York’s Secret Subway Station | Fast Company
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    Peek Inside New York’s Secret Subway Station | Fast Company

    October 18, 2019

    (techno music) – It’s really weird,
    like, we heard this works, and we have read this works,
    but there’s nobody else on the train. When everyone else gets
    off this train we get on. We’re riding the six to
    the closed City Hall stop. I’m Mark Wilson, and you have to see this. (upbeat music) The other thing you’ll notice, there’s no sign for it. It doesn’t say that there’s
    a six train that runs here at all but, as we found out there is. So we just got on the last
    stop of the six train, and we’re about to go see the
    historic City Hall station, which is actually not
    open for people to visit, but starting in the 1990s, the
    MTA actually allowed visitors to stay on the train during this part. They used to kick people off. Supposedly you see the view
    the best from the back cars because the station was
    actually curved, so I dunno, I dunno when, when we see what. – [Cameraman] Exactly. – And I hope we’re on the right side. (Train screeching) Okay, heres the City Hall Station You see the signs. (cameraman groans) We just did it once and it was over before it started almost. We didn’t realize exactly
    what we were looking for. Here comes another six round two. Now we know what we’re looking for. (train screeching) So this is also the loudest
    train I’ve ever been on. There we go, that’s it. City hall, so it’s really. It’s really quite beautiful
    but it is very dark. You know, nobody wants
    to look like a tourist, but in this case, it’s pretty
    cool to look like a tourist. It’s like New York City is your speakeasy and for the price of an MTA
    ticket, you’re one of the special people with the private keys.

    MEIER Live Parties: Ride the Roosevelt Island Tramway With Zach & Josh
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    MEIER Live Parties: Ride the Roosevelt Island Tramway With Zach & Josh

    October 10, 2019

    (lively music) – Hi there. Josh Dess and Zach Ogilvie
    here from MEIER Real Estate. We’re continuing our weekly video content here with you at the
    Roosevelt Island Tramway. Let’s take a ride. – Hi, Raphael Polonia here
    with MEIER Real Estate, here visiting Roosevelt Island today on a beautiful New York
    City cool day, breezy day, enjoying, actually, for the
    first time as a New Yorker, a ride on the Roosevelt Island Tram. The tram consists of two carts. It can occupy 125 passengers each. It also comes across the
    East River 115 times a day. It’s actually operated by the MTA. You can use your MTA
    pass to reach the island. It’s a great experience
    to catch the views, some of the scenery of the
    eastern part of Manhattan and, of course, Roosevelt Island. You guys should definitely
    come and experience. – All right, so that concludes our trip
    here to Roosevelt Island. Catch us next week on MEIER Live Party.

    NYC Travel Tips: 10 Things to Know Before You Go to New York City
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    NYC Travel Tips: 10 Things to Know Before You Go to New York City

    September 27, 2019

    ♪ Bada pa ba ba ♪ – Yellow Productions Presents. 10 things to know before
    you go to New York City. I’m Chris, this Yellow Productions. I do travel guides that
    are fun, informative, and entertaining and in this
    video I’m gonna tell you 10 things you need to
    know before you visit this city right here, The Big Apple. I’m filming this on the New
    Jersey side of the river. Why? Because it’s the best place for you to see Manhattan in the background. Well, the first thing you need to know, we’ll talk about some general stuff, is that Manhattan and actually
    more than just Manhattan, New York City is more than Manhattan. Often people think it’s only Manhattan but New York City
    consists of five boroughs. Those are, number one,
    Manhattan, number two Brooklyn, number three, Queens,
    number four, The Bronx, and number five, Staten Island. So, if you’re coming to New York City make sure to check out
    some of the other boroughs. New York City and Manhattan is big. You’ve probably looked at New
    York and Manhattan on a map and looked at it and it
    seems really, really small, but let me tell you, you
    will not be able to walk all of Manhattan in a day. Well, you can walk in a day, but it’ll be a really, really full day,
    and your feet will be tired. So, make sure you wear
    some comfortable shoes, ’cause you’re gonna be
    doing a lot of walking, and ladies, you may have
    seen Sex in the City where it seems like all
    the girls here wear heels, let me tell you that’s
    actually not the case, particularly if you’re gonna be a tourist. A lot of times the ladies here, they’ll have sneakers when they commute on the subway and things like that, and a pair of heels in their bag to put on when they go to that formal event. So, don’t be expecting
    to just wear your heels everywhere you go. Also, you’ll be doing a lot of walking but don’t try to walk everywhere. There’s a subway, use the subway, it’ll save your feet quite a bit. Also, if you’re planning how many days to spend in New York City, I would say three days at the minimum, five days is probably optimal. There is a lot of stuff,
    trust me, you won’t be bored. Also, New York City is expensive. The land in Manhattan is some of the most expensive in the US, actually I think it is the most expensive, per square foot, in the US and therefore, everything else is expensive. You ever bought, like, one of
    those movie tickets for AMC or Regal and it says
    this is valid everywhere except New York City? Yeah, it’s because the
    prices here are higher. McDonald’s prices are higher, everything is a little more
    expensive in New York City. Also, the city runs on tips. Valets, restaurants, things like that, so make sure you’ve got some dollar bills that you can give out as tips. Two last general things, and then we’ll get on to number two, is a lot of times people
    have an impression that New Yorkers are
    rude, and I’ll tell you, they aren’t rude, they
    just like to be efficient. So, they’ll try to have the
    quickest conversation with you to get you through the line, or process, whatever it is you need. Also, if you need to use a
    bathroom in New York City, don’t expect to really
    use a good one for free, there are very few public toilets. If you want a clean, nice bathroom, you are gonna have to pay for it. All right so that’s all the
    general stuff you need to know, let’s get on to thing to know number two about visiting New York City,
    and that is, the weather. The weather in New York,
    well, there’s probably, I’d say eight months out
    of the year it’s chilly, and actually it’s chilly right now, so I’m gonna put on my jacket. Okay, that’s much better. New York can be really cold, because there’s a lot
    of water around here, it gets really windy, and
    that wind off the cold water? Really cold! So, make sure you bring,
    if you’re coming in those eight months of cold weather, you bring some warm clothes. You’ll want a fleece, a
    jacket, you’ll want layers, because you’re gonna be in and out of buildings and the subway. The subway may be hot,
    the buildings may be hot, but outside it may be cold. So, have layers so you
    can take those things off. Also if you’re coming in the winter, make sure to bring some rain boots, because it rains here
    a lot and when it snows and it gets rain then the space between the sidewalk and the street just become these giant puddles. So, you won’t want fabric shoes, you’ll want leather shoes or
    something that’s waterproof, so if you step in a puddle,
    your feet aren’t soaking wet and you’re not miserable
    the rest of the time. In the summer it’s really hot, and actually people would say
    it’s just plain miserable, because it gets so hot and humid. So, that leaves you about two months that are good in the year. So, the best times to come
    are September and October, kind of the fall time before it’s winter, and in May and June
    right before it’s summer, those are the best months to come. The third thing to know
    about coming to New York City is about getting in. So, you’ve got a few different modes. You can take a plane, a
    train, a bus, or a car. So, let’s talk about
    those different modes. First let’s talk about airports. There are three airports that
    service the New York area. JFK, LaGuardia, and Newark. Two of those are in New York. Newark is actually in New Jersey. I tend to fly into Newark
    because I fly United, but JFK and LaGuardia are a little closer. I will tell you these airports, they have lots of delays, because they share this
    really busy airspace. So, do expect some delays
    as you’re coming in. You can also, I mentioned trains. That’s my favorite way to
    get into New York City, is to take the train. There’s two great train stations. There’s Grand Central Terminal and then there’s Penn Station. If you’re taking the train from the South, like Washington DC area,
    make sure to not get off at Newark Penn Station, get
    off at New York Penn Station. They sound pretty similar but
    they’re actually different. Also you can take Megabus
    if you’re on the East Coast, that’s a cheap way to get here. They’ve got buses that come
    from a lot of the cities nearby and finally, you can drive,
    but expect to play a lot for parking and lots of tolls to get in. If you are doing that, then
    when you come into Manhattan just park your car and leave it. Don’t expect to drive it
    around really anywhere, ’cause parking is at a minimum. Now that you’re in New York,
    the fourth thing to know is about transportation in New York City. The most iconic way to get around New York is to take the New York City Subway. But, you should know the New
    York City Subway on Manhattan mostly runs North and South, it doesn’t really run East or West. So, actually right now I’m standing right in front of Central Park, and so, if you wanna get
    from one side of Central Park to the other, there aren’t
    really subways that go that way. So, you’ll be walking or taking a taxi, or finding some other way
    to get across Central Park. Just remember if you’re
    going North and South, take the subway, if
    you’re going East or West, use your feet. Also, when you’re riding the subway, if you see an empty subway car and all the other ones are full, it is empty for a reason, you’ll want to go ahead and skip that one. It’s either really smelly or
    the air conditioning’s out. Either way, you don’t wanna be in it. Pay attention to the
    local and express trains. The local trains, they stop at every stop. The express trains only
    stop so many stops. So, if you’re just going a short distance, take the local train. If you’re going a long way,
    take the express train, it’ll get you there faster. Also, the final note about the subway, make sure you get in the
    correct subway entrance. Different subway stations
    will have entrances on different sides of the street, or in different city
    blocks that will take you to only certain lines
    or certain directions. So, you don’t wanna be
    like me and have to go in, get stuck and have to go out again to actually find the correct entrance. So, other ways that aren’t
    subways to get around. There’s plenty of iconic yellow taxis that play around New York. They’re pretty easy to find, though they are hard
    to get on a rainy day. This is also a big city for Uber and Lyft. I may prefer those to taxis,
    though if I’m at a hotel, and there’s a taxi rank,
    I may just take the taxi because it happens to be convenient. Just a note, if you are running
    late, don’t take a taxi. There’s like this unwritten
    rule in New York City that if you’re running
    late and you take a taxi you will get stuck in a traffic jam, I can almost guarantee it. One of the best ways
    to get around, though, I don’t know if I
    mentioned this, is walking. I know I mentioned it in number one, so if you’ve got comfy shoes,
    just walk around the city. There are ferries for
    a different experience, ferries that go on the water. There’s the Staten Island
    Ferry, that one’s free, you can get really great
    views of the Statue of Liberty on the Staten Island Ferry. Also, you can take the
    ferries over to New Jersey. You can take the East River Ferry. The East River Ferry has some
    great views of Manhattan, so check out the ferries for a less stressful travel experience. Also, if you wanna ride a bike, there’s this program in
    the city called Citi Bike, C-I-T-I, as in CitiBank. There are 10,000 bikes and 600 stations. You can download the Citi
    Bike app, C-I-T-I Bike App. It’s $12 a day to rent those
    bikes, hop on, hop off. The final note, I wanna
    mention to not take are the bus tours. I would skip the bus tours. It’s pretty easy to get around yourself, the sights are fairly packed in. So, I don’t think you need a bus tour. The fifth thing to know
    before you visit New York is about Times Square. It’s crowded, chaotic,
    dazzling and overpriced. Yes, everything in Times
    Square is quite expensive. Manhattan, some of the
    highest rents in the world, but Times Square, probably the highest, and most expensive real estate. But, you’ve gotta come here
    if you’re here in New York, if nothing, for all the light up signs. It is a pretty neat place
    to be, particular because everybody’s seen this
    place on New Year’s Eve. This is where the ball drops. It drops on that, that building right up
    there, you can actually see the 2017 ball up at the top. I mean it’s really small,
    but trust me, it’s up there. And, so, what’s there
    to do in Times Square? Well, the one thing you don’t wanna do is you don’t wanna eat. I mean, unless you wanna eat at McDonalds. All the restaurants in Times
    Square, really overpriced, just like everything here. I think the coolest thing
    to do in Times Square, back here behind me it’s the tkts booth, and they’ve got this
    little staircase up there. You can climb up on that staircase, you can get great views of
    Times Square down below. How much time are you gonna
    spend in Times Square? Well, it depends how long you’re gonna be taking
    selfies of yourself, but once you get here and spend 10, 20, maybe even 30 minutes
    just admiring the lights and things like that, the glitz, then it’ll probably be time to go and explore the rest of New York. The sixth thing you need to
    know before you visit New York is about Broadway Shows, or just shows and theater in general. So, of course there’s a
    street called Broadway and that’s where the most famous plays, and musical theaters are,
    but if you’re buying a ticket or you want to buy a ticket for those, book well ahead of time. Many shows are really popular. Hamilton is probably the
    most famous right now, and you better book your
    tickets months ahead of time if you want to get a seat. So, what do you do if you didn’t
    buy a ticket ahead of time? In Times Square there’s a tkts booth. They sell like 50% off discount tickets. You can also find a lot of
    discount tickets now online. I’ll also suggest to you
    that there’s a number of off-Broadway shows and
    off-off-Broadway shows. So, don’t just be limited
    to the ones on Broadway. Those might be the most
    expensive and the most glitzy, but check out some of the ones
    that are just off-Broadway. One of my favorites that’s off-Broadway is a show called Avenue Q. It’s a musical with puppets. It is not kid-friendly, so definitely the adults on that one. Also I really love The Book of Mormon. If you haven’t seen The Book of Mormon I would recommend that one number one, and then Avenue Q number two. The seventh thing to know
    before you visit New York City is about the parks. First we’ll start with Central Park, this park right behind me. Actually, not behind me,
    it’s the park that I’m in. Central Park, famous park
    in the center of Manhattan. The park is 500 acres, there’s an amazing number of
    things to do in Central Park. Super popular just to
    walk around on a nice day. There’s bike riding, there are horse carriages
    right back there, you can rent a horse,
    it’s kind of romantic. You don’t rent the horse,
    but you ride in the carriage. Did I mention ice skating? One of my favorite times in
    Central Park is in the winter when they do ice skating. It’s also really neat when
    it’s all covered in white, a winter wonderland. In the summer you can take
    boats out on some of the lakes. I think I mentioned it before, though, there’s no subway across Central Park or that runs through it, so if you’re going through Central Park you’ll be doing a lot of walking, but it’s neat if you’re
    spending a week in Manhattan to get away from the noise and
    the cars and things like that and just experience this greenery. But, you know that you’re
    close to civilization, ’cause the high rise
    buildings are out there just in the back. The other really neat
    park in New York City, it’s called the High Line, it’s one of New York City’s newer parks, so a lot of people don’t know about it. Well, actually a lot of
    people know about it, but a lot of new visitors to New York, or people who lived here and
    haven’t been here recently don’t know about it. It is a disused portion
    of elevated rail line that’s been converted into a linear park. I’ve got a video on the High
    Line, you can click here for the info card, or on this
    side, wherever it shows up. Or, find the link in the description below to watch it at the end after
    you’re watching this one, but it’s a really cool attraction. If you’re gonna go visit
    the High Line though, don’t visit it on
    weekends because it can be super, super busy down in Chelsea, but it’s pretty neat on a week day when it’s not overly packed. The eight thing to know before
    you come to New York City is about the Big Apple attractions. Yes, New York City has
    many big attractions, so some of the things you won’t want to miss while you’re here is the Statue of Liberty. But if you’re going to
    the Statue of Liberty, make sure to book ahead of time. There’s ferries you have
    to take to get there, there’s limited tickets,
    and then there’s more, even limited tickets to actually go inside the Statue of Liberty. Make those months in advance. If you can’t get tickets to
    see the Statue of Liberty, well, that Staten Island
    Ferry that I mentioned, ride on that, it’ll take you
    close to the Statue of Liberty, you can at least get your pictures nearby, and that doesn’t cost you any money. There’s the Empire State Building. But, if you want to see
    the Empire State Building, well, you can’t from itself. The Empire State Building
    has really long lines to go up to the observatory. I would recommend the top of the Rock, which is the observatory at
    the top of Rockefeller Center. That one has an open air viewing area, and I actually think
    it’s a better observatory with less lines than the
    Empire State Building. There’s another new observatory at the New World Trade Center. That one’s pretty cool
    ’cause that building is just super, super tall. It can be pretty expensive. Pro-tip, if you’re
    military, free admission to the World Trade Center
    Observatory at the top there. I’ve also got a video on the
    World Trade Center Observatory. Click one of these cards or find the link in the
    description to watch that. There’s lots of museums in New York. There’s the Museum of Modern Art, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the American Museum of Natural History, and a lot of these museums, pro-tip, have a suggested admission, but if it’s a suggested admission, you don’t actually have to pay the full suggested admission. It’s kind of like a donation. You can pay whatever you
    think you want to pay at a place that has a suggested
    admission for the museum. Some other neat
    attractions, Chelsea Market. If you’re down by the High Line, check out the Chelsea Market, it’s a cool, kinda like food hall. People say that Chelsea
    Market is what started the food hall revival in the US. The New York Public Library is famous, check that building out, go inside. And then of course there’s the iconic 5th Avenue shopping, which is… Well it’s down a few blocks that way from where I’m standing. All the iconic New York
    things are on 5th Avenue, so make sure you check that
    out if you like shopping. All right, the ninth thing to know before you come to New
    York City is about hotels. So, earlier I said
    hotels, not just hotels, but everything in New York
    City is really expensive, including the hotels. Hotels here charge way more
    than anywhere else in the US and often you don’t really
    get a very good value, just because it is so
    popular to come here. If you wanna save some money,
    then don’t stay on Manhattan, stay in some of the outer Boroughs. Queens, Brooklyn, Staten Island. You could even stay in New Jersey and take the path trains into the city. I’ve done that before, it’s pretty easy. If money is no object I will tell you the Park Hyatt, which is
    just, one, two blocks away from where I’m standing is quite amazing. I’ve got a video review of the Park Hyatt. You can click one of these cards over here to check that one out. Park Hyatt normally runs
    for like $750 a night, but if you’ve got Hyatt points you can book it for
    free with Hyatt points. Also, the JW Marriott at Essex House is right here by Central Park as well. That often has points reservations. If you wanna stay in Times
    Square, I’m a Marriott guy, a lot of people hate the Marriott Marquis, I actually kind of liked
    it when I’ve stayed there. It’s cool if it’s your
    first time to New York City to actually stay in Times Square in the center of all the activity. Marriott Marquis is like
    a few thousand rooms, it’s one of the biggest
    Marriotts there is, but it really does feel in
    the center of the action. Okay, the tenth thing you need to know before you come to New York City, and this is the last item is about food! Now, Chris, how could you
    wait ’til 10 to mention food? But, I’m not ending
    without talking about food. So, New York City is a foodie city. And, of course, one of
    the most famous things to eat in New York City is the pizza, New York pizza, famous around the world. Pizza by the slice,
    pizza by the whole pie, definitely make sure you eat plenty of pizza while you’re here. Some of the best whole pizza places, there’s Lombardi’s in Little Italy, and then there’s Grimaldi’s in Brooklyn, underneath the Brooklyn Bridge. If you go to those places,
    make sure you take a friend, ’cause you can only get a
    whole pizza at those places. There’s plenty of other
    pizza by the slice places in the center city. Check those out. Make sure when you get
    the pizza by the slice that you put on Parmesan
    cheese, garlic powder, chili peppers, and oregano, those kind of four toppings,
    classic in New York pizza by the slice establishments. Also, New York City has
    a lot of food carts, and I’ll tell you, for the most part, you should avoid the carts. They can be pretty sketchy, but, the Halal Guys has a pretty cool cart and the lines are often really
    long for the Halal Guys, so, check that one out. Look it up on Yelp, they’ve
    got thousands of reviews, and the Halal Guys really is that good. New York City is also famous
    for pastrami sandwiches. Katz’ Deli, famous place for pastrami. Get a pastrami sandwich on rye. Also a great place for
    food is in China Town. China Town has great Chinese food. There’s this place that has a bunch of locations in New York but they have it in China Town too, called Xian Famous Foods. Chinese foods from Xian, spicy noodles. Check that out, also,
    check out the dumplings. Bagels are pretty
    popular in New York City. Get some bagels with lox. Also, New York hot dogs, if you
    wanna try New York hot dogs, definitely skip the carts, but stop by this place
    called Gray’s Papaya. They’ve got a few locations in Manhattan, but they do hot dogs and papaya juice, so get yourself a hot
    dog and a papaya juice from Gray’s Papaya. That’ll probably be one
    of the cheapest things that you eat when you’re here in New York. And finally, make sure you
    get some New York cheesecake. That’s right. All right, well hey, I hope
    you enjoyed this video. If this was your first
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    MEIER Live Parties: Ride the Roosevelt Island Tramway With Zach & Josh

    September 12, 2019

    (lively music) – Hi there. Josh Dess and Zach Ogilvie
    here from MEIER Real Estate. We’re continuing our weekly video content here with you at the
    Roosevelt Island Tramway. Let’s take a ride. – Hi, Raphael Polonia here
    with MEIER Real Estate, here visiting Roosevelt Island today on a beautiful New York
    City cool day, breezy day, enjoying, actually, for the
    first time as a New Yorker, a ride on the Roosevelt Island Tram. The tram consists of two carts. It can occupy 125 passengers each. It also comes across the
    East River 115 times a day. It’s actually operated by the MTA. You can use your MTA
    pass to reach the island. It’s a great experience
    to catch the views, some of the scenery of the
    eastern part of Manhattan and, of course, Roosevelt Island. You guys should definitely
    come and experience. – All right, so that concludes our trip
    here to Roosevelt Island. Catch us next week on MEIER Live Party.

    Ready To Build: Hudson Tunnel Project
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    Ready To Build: Hudson Tunnel Project

    August 18, 2019

    [pleasant music] Tolbert: In the heart of the
    Northeast lies New York City, the nation’s largest city
    and a major economic hub that draws talent and investment
    from across the globe. Now, part of the city’s
    continued success is the efficient movement of goods
    and people across the region. New York City is
    located at the center of the Northeast Corridor, which connects
    Boston to Washington, D.C. Behind me is the Bergen Portal
    of the North River Tunnel, which takes us from New Jersey,
    under the Hudson River, into Manhattan and then
    connects into Penn Station. This is the critical link
    in the entire system. About 450 trains pass through
    this tunnel every day, carrying about 200,000 people
    to or from their jobs. In 2012, Superstorm Sandy
    inundated the North River Tunnel with millions of gallons
    of salt water. Salt and chlorides left behind,
    are literally eating away at the infrastructure
    from the inside out. Messick: If Amtrak is forced
    to take a single track out of service for
    needed repairs, this effectively
    reduces the capacity in the peak direction
    by about 75%. It’s a drop of 24 trains per
    hour to six trains per hour, severely curtailing service
    on the Northeast Corridor and in and out of Penn Station. There are no good alternatives
    to make up that lack of capacity in the overall regional network. The truth is, what
    we know is that jobs will start to
    shed this region. It would be a big devastation if I wasn’t able
    to take NJ Transit. I heavily rely on
    that for efficiency and getting to places on time. Messick: The Hudson Tunnel
    Project is the signature element of the larger Gateway Program
    to double rail capacity between Newark, N.J.,
    and New York Penn Station. Once the new tunnel’s in place connecting the Northeast
    Corridor and Penn Station, we will shift rail traffic
    to that new tunnel. That will allow us to close the
    existing North River Tunnel and go back and do a
    complete rehabilitation. Where we’re standing will
    eventually become a new tunnel. There’ll be rails and bench
    walls and catenary in here and ultimately there’ll
    be trains in here. It’s the first step
    towards building a new Hudson River Tunnel, which is absolutely
    essential for this region. Wright: Building this tunnel
    is the most important task before us right now,
    to make sure that we provide future generations
    with the capacity for growth and prosperity
    that we enjoy now. Tolbert: The Federal
    Railroad Administration and New Jersey Transit released the Draft Environmental
    Impact Statement for the Hudson River Tunnel
    Project in summer 2017. This is a crucial
    step in advancing tunnel design and construction. As funding for this
    multi-billion-dollar project is identified, Amtrak
    and its partners are ready to build the
    infrastructure of the future.

    NYC: Metro-North Railroad at Harlem–125th Street
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    NYC: Metro-North Railroad at Harlem–125th Street

    August 12, 2019

    We are in Upper Manhattan, NYC, at Harlem–125th Street station. This station is served by the Metro-North Railroad, which is a busy commuter railway running out of Grand Central station. Harlem–125th Street is the first station in Manhattan after Grand Central. All Metro-North trains out of Grand Central have to either stop or pass through this station. We are now at the southern end of the platform. Here one has this spectacular view towards Midtown Manhattan. It is currently around 3pm, which is still before rush hour. Nevertheless, there is very frequent train service. Metro-North runs both electric multiple unit trains, as well as old-fashioned trains hauled by monstrous Diesel engines. The MetLife building in the very background is located directly above Grand Central station. The tall and skinny skyscraper is 432 Park Avenue, a luxury residential tower. It is the tallest residential building in the world (at the time of filming). Metro-North operates three lines here with trains to Poughkeepsie, Wassaic, and New Haven (with some branches). We are now at the north end of the other platform. Metro-North is the second-busiest commuter railway in the USA, only surpassed by the Long Island Railroad, which also operates out of New York City. North of this station, the line leaves Manhattan by crossing the Harlem River in a right turn. This approaching New Haven line train is bound for Stamford, Connecticut.This station is Harlem–125th Street.This is the train to Grand Central.The next station is: Grand Central.This is the train to Poughkeepsie on the Hudson line. The camera rotated 180 degrees, there are three trains departing simultaneously. This train will be the last in the film. Going down from the platforms, one enters this beautiful station hall. And with this shot the film will end.